PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW ADDITIONS-INCLUDING  MAMMOTH, HOOD RIVER OREGON, CATALINA, MAUI AND THAILAND/KOH LANTA!

PLUS DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK OUT WHAT OLD DIVER HAS BEEN DOING AT HIS “OLD DIVERS LOG” PAGE BY CLICKING HERE!

DIVERS DO NOT LIVE BY DIVING ALONE!  WOW THAT SOUNDS OMINOUS.  I am not advocating buddy diving, I dive alone too much to do that.  What I really mean is sometimes we do land trips.  Below find our last two months of land excursion photos.

December 9, 2017.  We always feel lucky to get over nighters with our grand kids.  Saturday we got to spoil Ryan and Shane, 7 and 10 years of age respectively, for 24 hours.

First we play…

and play some more.

 

Then we feed them breakfast.

Play time is over as Ruth briefs her assault team on their saltwater snorkel session.

The ducks follow her blindly even without swim fins.

Shane never tires of the lagoon just off our slip.

Ruth counsels Ryan on her technique.

Ruth hovers near Shane for safety.

Shane poses as we did pool work in the Hyatt pool.

 

Shane decides Ryan can do pool work too. Click here.

Shane and Ryan buddy breath and were under over two minutes without a hitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 22-27, 2017.  Gone to Oregon for Thanksgiving.  We did the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Mount Hood and some Washington State.  We focused on waterfall photography.  I have never shot falls before and had mixed results.  We got stranded in the snow on a National Forest Highway around noon on Thanksgiving Day forty miles from anywhere.  A bit scary but between the help of the Elk hunters returning to civilization and the tow truck sent by 911 (who could not get close enough to us to pull us out) we escaped.  We even made it back in time for our dinner reservation at the Columbia River Gorge Hotel.

Hotel Court Yard

Columbia River Gorge Hotel.

Looking for a Pot of Gold?

Look Carefully and Find Waldo

Panther Falls Click Here for Climb Out

Mount Hood

Click Here for Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 18-22, 2017.   We decided to take my main man, ten year old Shane, on our fishing trip to Mammoth this year fishing.  He was awesome,  Fished in below freezing weather, hiked into the dark up steep elevations and was an all around great fishing companion for Ruth and I.  Best of all he is a great photographer.  Using the camera grandpa bought him for the trip he took some great shots.  (See his Photo that I call “Photographer’s Eye” below.)   

“Photographer’s Eye”

He likes jumping…

…Making friends…

…Not so much posing…

 

…and Climbing on Stuff.

Shane and his first Trout. Click HERE to see Shane’s Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE WERE IN CATALINA ISLAND FROM AUGUST 3-13.

Went to Catalina to do a little Avalon and Two Harbors.  Weather was hot for the first three days but then beautiful.  Could not get GoDaddy to upload new page info until the 8th day.  So here is what we have so far.

Baby Seal Circles Ruth.

Snuggles Ruth’s Fin…

 

…Takes a Selfie with her GoPro,  gives her a Kiss Goodbye and Leaves. Click here to view video.

 

Old Diver checks out OTS Full Face Mask and Ambient Light Still Photography.

 

 

 

 

 

Drunks we met in Marlin Bar. The Asian Girls are Friendly There.

Niece Jullie gets a ride on Doobie. I was afraid she might be “going in” the drink.

Watch out Avalon.

I don’t care what year it is just give me a shot glass.

Beer’s good too.

Avalon

Two Harbors

MAUI MAUI MAUI…WHY DO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO GO TO MAUI?

Free Swimming Tiffany-Maui

White Tip Reef Shark-Maui

 

Smiley Eel-Maui

 

Gray Reef Shark

Frogfish-Maui

 

Flame Dart Fish-Maui

Yellow Spotted Eel Portrait-Maui

Hawaiian Lion Fish-Maui

Coris Wrasse

Snowflake Eel Portrait-Maui

Sea Hare-Maui

 

Psychedelic Box Fish-Maui

Zebra Eel-Maui

Eagle Ray Couple-Maui

 

White Mouth Moray Eel-Maui

Green Sea Turtle-Maui

Enthusiastic Dive Guide Jose-Maui

Could Be the Fish or the Scenery…

Friendly Bartenders…

Efren at Sensei – Maui

and Strange Surface Creatures.

Niece Nikki and What’s his name.

Flying Fish

3mm Pygmy Squid Larva


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE DIVE LOCATIONS SEE LA JOLLA DIVER’S LOG PAGE ABOVE OR CLICK HERE)

KOH LANTA-APRIL 2017

Clown Fish

Schools out!

Giant Oyster-no kidding!

Pretty and Poisonous-Lion Fish

Everybody Loves a Clown.

I don’t mean to be rude but is that your butt or your face?

Poser

Isn’t It Strange…

…Aren’t We a Pair…

…Me on the Ground…

…You in Midair…

…Send in the Clowns…

…There Ought to Be Clowns…

…Maybe Next Year.

 

 

Infant Butterfly Fish-Size of a Quarter.

Infant Clown Fish-Thumb Nail Size

Oriental Sweet Lips Juvenile-I call her Ruth.

Very Rare Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish

I think she was in her own movie…but I forgot.

Anenome Reef

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manta Ray cruises over Molokini Crater-Click Image for Video.

Baby Frog Fish

Dive Master Dave and Friends

Old Diver and another Eel on the Reef

Turtle exits cave-CLICK IMAGE FOR VIDEO

Eel, Ruth and Old Diver in Background

50lb Trivoli Game Fish

 

 

 

Frame capture from Ruth’s GoPro video.

 

 

MALDIVES-NOVEMBER 2016.

 

Old Diver with Macro Rig shooting Honey Comb Eel.

Got the Shot-Honey Comb Eel.

Clown Anemones at Home.

White Mouth Eel.

Ghost Pipe Fish


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND CAYMAN-SEPTEMBER 2016

Cayman Island Eel on day time Cruise. CLICK IMAGE FOR HD VIDEO.

Cayman Turtle Poses

Ruth ready for Sting Ray closeup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUI-APRIL 2016

Pregnant Puffer Fish.

Ruth takes aim in Maui

Ruth heads back to the Boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG ISLAND-APRIL 2015

Weightless or Weighs less.

“Old Driver” cruises the reef. Should he still be driving?


Cowfish,